Friday, June 8, 2012

Lady Bug Rocks & A Giveaway

With the arrival of the sun, we are also blessed with the arrival of the bugs.  Now don't get me wrong I love all of God's creatures.  However, when it comes to the biting and stinging kind of bug I often do wonder wheat He was thinking.  Luckily my girls are really into bugs, at least for girls.  Rebekah is always bringing me some sort of bug wanting to know what it is.  I do my best but really bugs just aren't my thing. So to meet her need for bugs and my need for crafting we came up with these cute little lady bugs.


First we headed to the river to collect some smooth roundish rocks.  Sorry no pictures of that.  I was busy looking for rocks while Hannah and Rebekah were busy throwing the rocks in the river.  No worries, we all had fun.  And really that is what it is all about.


A few simple supplies we had on had.  Red, black and white paint and a few paintbrushes.  The big white paper is off the end rolls from the local newspaper.  I just love this stuff.  The newspaper gives it away when there isn't enough left for it to work on their printers.  Lucky for us there is a good 2-3 inches of paper left on the roll.  Great stuff for using as drop cloth, tracing bodies, making gift wrap, drawing pads and so much more. Really I suggest you head to your local newspaper and get yourself a roll or two or three.  You will find tons of uses.  Sorry for the interruption, now back to our regular blog post.


Once you've assembled all your supplies, it is time to paint.  We painted the entire rock red.  Once that dried we added the black head, stripe and spots.


After the black dried we added two white eyes to the black head.  And once dry added smaller black pupils.  You can see them in the top picture.  That's it.  Now we have lots of friendly bugs of the non-biting variety.  I plan to add magnets to the back of a few of them to use a magnets on our fridge.  And I have a few more that are looking for a new home. Rebekah is really excited to send them off.  the giveaway was her idea.  I'm sure she will even include a picture for the lucky winner.

So if you would like some lady bugs to come and live with you please leave a comment on this post.  I'll close the giveaway on Friday, June 15th and will announce the winner on Saturday.  CLOSED  Winner will be announced shortly.  Thanks to all who entered!

Linking up with Creative Friday and Friday's Nature Table.

15 comments:

  1. What beautiful Ladybugs! We call them 'Ladybirds' here in England. My gnome, Egbert, who sits under my Hawthorn bush and guards it, would love a friend if I get chosen.

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  2. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing! Would love to have some new friends in our fairy garden or secret garden!

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  3. What a cute idea. My kids added little eyes to rocks to make some 'friends'. We would love to have a new friend come to join us and our fairy garden.

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  4. How adorable and thoughtful of your sweet girl. I have a wee one here who loves bugs of all kinds and would love a chance to have a new friend. Thank you.

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  5. Marie the ant, Margo le escargo, Hungry the caterpillar... all dear to 3 year old Milan's heart. But most dear of all are lady bugs (at the beach, she has five or so crawling up her arms). Milan has yet to find a special ladybug to get to know. Perhaps Rebekah has one Milan can be friends with?

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      peace and love,
      JF

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  6. ♥ -How very sweet! I have two children who also love to paint rocks, turning them into all sorts of abstract art and funny imaginary characters and of course, insects.... These Ladybugs are very cute and I know my kids would love the surprise in the mail- and would most likely want to send some of their own creations in return! ☺- The Taft Family ♥

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  7. my son would be thrilled if his mama won this giveaway- it is right up his alley!!

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  8. My 7 year old loves ladybugs. He make your extras a very good home.

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  9. Gabby and Solenne say, please pick us :)

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  10. Emmy and Mollie are entering your giveaway! Very cute!

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  11. So sweet! We love our lady bugs over here :) Thanks for linking up with us at Keep Calm Craft On!

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  12. My granddaughter, Lillian, loves ladybugs! Would you be so kind to enter me in your give away for her. She is 3 years old. If she doesn't win one, we will definitely be making a few of these... a great project she will enjoy. Great job, Rebekah & Hannah!

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  13. What great rocks! Ladybugs are awesome! I'd like to win, but anyone would be happy to add them to their home!

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